Cheeriffic ‘rings’ in two more titles The waiting game is now over.
The Logan-based Cheeriffic All-Star youth cheerleading team had finished up their 2012-13 season back in April with a super national event in Indiana.
But it wasn’t really over as Cheeriffic waited on the final “Spirit Rankings.”
To the laymen, the Spirit Rankings are the final national rankings in U.S. Cheer.
Two of Cheeriffic’s teams — the Mini 1 and the Youth Level 1 teams — were ranked No. 1 in the co...
Logan state tennis qualifiers Seven Logan High School tennis athletes have qualified for this week’s Class AAA state tournament in Charleston. Pictured in the front row, from left, freshman Hayley Hatfield, junior Lauren Chambers and sophomore Morgan Browning. In the back row, from left, junior Keith Williamson, senior Zack Hatfield, sophomore Jacob Adkins and senior Logan Adkins.
Neace, Aguirre named to last All-WVIAC team Ali Neace and Morgan Aguirre are going into the history books.
The WVIAC history books.
That’s because soon, the WVIAC will be history.
The former Logan High School softball players have been named to the All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team.
Neace, a junior pitcher at Alderson Broaddus College, was named to the first team.
Aguirre, a freshman pitcher at the University of Charleston, was named honorable mention...
Mingo Central’s Banks signs with Alderson-Broaddus NEWTOWN — Mingo Central High School all-state guard Austin Banks is heading to Alderson-Broaddus to further his education and to play basketball.
The 5-foot-10 guard was a third-team Class AA All-State player this past season for coach Brad Napier’s squad.
Banks averaged 17 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals a game for the Miners.
Banks is also an honor roll student carrying a 4.0 GPA. He also played soccer and runs t...
Lady Miners’ Farmer inks with WV State NEWTOWN — Mingo Central High School senior Chrissy Farmer has signed with West Virginia State to play basketball and continue her education.
“I was a little nervous about making my decision,” Farmer said. “But, I’m sure I made the right choice. State will be like a second home.”
Farmer also received interest from Rio Grande (Ohio), Concord and the University of Pikeville.
“My parents are glad because it’s close to home,” Farmer said.
Logan has challenge in new sectional The Logan High School baseball team feels like it has something to prove.
Last year, the Wildcats saw their string of 13 straight sectional championships come to a close at South Charleston.
This year, Logan was placed into a tougher new Class AAA sectional with St. Albans and Nitro — a pair of traditional state powerhouses.
The Cats want to regain the sectional title this week.
Logan (17-8), ranked No. 10 in the state, is scheduled t...
Lady Tigers, Lady Billies in regional tourney CHAPMANVILLE — Many didn’t expect the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team to make it this far.
But here the Lady Tigers are in the Class AA regional semifinals.
Chapmanville, unranked and 15-16 on the season, is scheduled to host No. 3-ranked and undefeated Wayne (24-6) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.
The Lady Tigers bested No. 4-ranked and rival Scott two games to one in last week’s sectional ...
Rain suspends Game 1 of sectionals MADISON — At least they tried.
The Chapmanville and Scott high school baseball teams attempted to get in Game 1 of the best-of-three Class AA sectional tournament on Monday night at the Scott High School baseball field in Madison but the contest was suspended after two innings due to steady rain.
Chapmanville was leading 2-0 after two and the game was scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field. Game 2 was then ...
CRHS duo excited about state tennis tourney CHAPMANVILLE — Natasha Williams and Haley Justice are ready for the state tennis tournament.
It’s been a long but rewarding journey for the relative newcomers to the sport.
The Chapmanville Regional High School tennis duo made it to this week’s state meet at Charleston’s Coonskin Park by qualifying at last week’s regionals in Parkersburg.
Williams won two Cardinal Conference titles last year, one in No. 4 singles and one in No. 3 double...
Tigers, Skyhawks could go a full three CHAPMANVILLE — If the regular season was any indication the Chapmanville-Scott Class AA sectional baseball series could go right down to the wire.
It could go a full three games.
Class AA No. 8-ranked Chapmanville (21-7) was scheduled to open its best-of-three game sectional series with the unranked Scott Skyhawks (15-14) on Monday night at the Scott High School baseball field in Madison.
Game 2 is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Chapmanvi...
Chapmanville pair headed to state tennis tourney CHAPMANVILLE — This year was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Chapmanville Regional High School tennis team.
Natasha Williams and Haley Justice, though, wouldn’t let it be one.
Last season, the Chapmanville girls finished 14-3 and the boys were 12-5.
It was the best record in school history for the Chapmanville tennis program.
The Tigers qualified five team members for the state tournament which was also a school record.
Martin scores 24 points in W.Va.-Ky. All-Star Game NEWTOWN — What is to become an annual event, the first-ever Consol Energy West Virginia-Kentucky All-Star basketball games were played at Mingo Central on Saturday night.
In the first game between the girls, things started out rather close. At halftime, Kentucky held a 42-37 lead. The Bluegrass State team then took charge to defeat the West Virginia All-Stars 83-66.
In the nightcap, the West Virginia boys turned the tables on their Kentuc...
Lady Tigers’ drive for five complete DANVILLE — The drive for five is complete for the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team.
But the Lady Tigers do not want to stop there.
Unranked Chapmanville shocked Class AA No. 4 Scott with Thursday night’s emotional 6-5 win in nine innings over the Lady Hawks at Danville’s Lick Creek Park to claim another sectional championship.
It was the fifth straight sectional title over Scott for the storied Chapmanville softball progr...
CRHS likes being the underdogs DANVILLE — After Thursday night’s emotional 6-5 nine-inning win at Scott in the sectional championship game, senior members of the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team were partying like it was 2010.
Thoughts of 2010 echoed at Danville’s Lick Creek Park not long after the Lady Tigers’ team picture was taken and senior pitcher Talya Berry drenched head coach Ronnie Ooten with the water bucket.
Despite a 15-16 record, Chapmanvill...
Fall hunting regulations finalized The Natural Resources Commission convened this week in Morgantown to finalize the fall hunting regulations. The approved package can now go out for printing and distribution to the hundreds of statewide license agents and be published online. Although deer matters usually dominate the quarterly meetings, the burgeoning black bear population got its turn in the barrel.
It’s no wonder with the bruins at all-time highs and hunters breaking kil...
Lady Cats ousted by St. Albans, finishes at 12-17 The 2013 softball season came to a close for the Logan High School softball team on Thursday night as the Lady Cats lost a pair of games to St. Albans in the Class AAA sectional tournament.
St. Albans routed Logan in the sectional doubleheader 15-6 and 14-7 and finished 3-0 in the tourney. The Red Dragons won 9-1 over Nitro in Game 2.
Logan then defeated Nitro 14-4 on Wednesday to advance.
The Lady Cats closed out the season with a 12-1...
Man wins finale over Westside 3-1 MAN — The Man High School baseball team closed out the regular season on a high note by defeating Westside 3-1 on Thursday night at Man’s Dr. Juan Nordelo Field.
It was the third win of the season for the Hillbillies.
Man (3-21) is set to play a best-of-three game Class A sectional series with Tug Valley this week at home.
Braden Griffin pitched a complete-game seven-inning win over Class AA Westside as he struck out 14.
Man outhit th...
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Logan tennis sending seven to state tourney Members of the Logan High School tennis team are headed to the state tourney.
Several LHS players have qualified for the upcoming state tournament in the Charleston area after turning in good performances on Friday in the Class AAA Region 4 meet at Huntington’s Ritter Park.
Logan No. 1 girls singles player Lauren Chambers has made it to state, along with No. 2 Hayley Hatfield.
On the boys’ side, Logan No. 1 singles player Zack Hatfield ...
Lady Tigers win another sectional title MADISON — With their backs against the wall, the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team lived to play another day.
Down a game the unranked Lady Tigers forced Thursday night’s winner-take-all Game 3 of the Class AA sectional tournament after knocking off Scott 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Chapmanville (14-16) had lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in Tuesday’s sectional tourney opener at Scott but bounced back to even the series against No. 4-ra...
Lady Cats advance to section finals It’s been a rough season for the Logan High School softball team.
But it got a little bit sweeter on Wednesday after the Lady Cats routed Nitro 14-4 in the Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 tourney at St. Albans.
Logan (12-15) advanced to play host St. Albans in Thursday night’s sectional championship round. The Lady Cats and St. Albans (25-4) were scheduled to play two games on Thursday in the double elimination sectional finals.
Chapmanville track performs well in Gazette Relays The Chapmanville Regional High School track and field team had a successful showing last weekend at the prestigious Gazette Relays at Charleston’s Laidley Field.
“It was a pretty big event,” Chapmanville coach Joetta Thompson said. “We did very well as a team at the Gazette Relays. Almost my whole team had personal bests on their times. Our field events has work to do to get better but we are getting there.”
Chapmanville senior Autumn Bai...
Lady Billies breeze to sectional title MAN — The Man High School softball team claimed the Class A sectional championship with an easy 17-0 mercy-rule win over Tug Valley on Tuesday night at Man.
The Lady Billies, ranked No. 5 in the state in Class A, improved to 18-5 on the season with the victory and have advanced to play in next week’s regional semifinals where Man is likely to have a showdown at No. 4 Sherman.
Man won for the third time this season against Tug Valley, whic...
Logan pounds out 16 hits in win over Billies It was a happy Senior Night at Logan High School’s Roger Gertz Field on Tuesday as the homestanding Wildcats won 10-2 over county rival Man.
Logan, which improved to 16-7 on the season, honored its four senior players — Johnny Morrison, Trent Dalton, Alex Lakatos and Benji Adkins.
All played a part in the win.
Leadoff man Dalton, Logan’s starting shortstop, was 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBI and made several good defensive plays.
Lady Tigers survive in Class AA sectional MADISON — Heading into last night’s Class AA sectional softball tournament game at Scott, it was do or die time for the Chapmanville Regional High School Lady Tigers.
Chapmanville lost 1-0 to No. 4-ranked Scott on Tuesday in the first game of a best-of-three game series at Madison.
A win in Game 2 would force a winner-take-all championship game on Thursday night.
A loss would mean the end for the Lady Tigers.
The defeat on Tuesday dro...
CMS baseball blots out Dots 9-3 The Chapmanville Middle School baseball team traveled to Poca last Friday night and came away with a 9-3 win.
Chris Bailey started for the Tigers, throwing five complete innings, striking out eight, walking three and hitting two batters while allowing only three base hits. He was relieved by Josh Zigmond who threw the final two innings. Zigmond allowed one hit and struck out three to complete the pitching effort for the Tigers.